Hannah Button, 16521676 (aged 23 years)

Name
Hannah /Button/
Given names
Hannah
Surname
Button
Birth May 11, 1652 45 22

Birth of a brotherDaniel Button
April 10, 1654 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterAbigail Button
June 16, 1656 (aged 4 years)

Birth of a brotherMatthias Button II
March 17, 1657/58 CE (March 27, 1658) (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Button
July 17, 1660 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a sisterPatience Button
June 1, 1662 (aged 10 years)

Death of a sisterPatience Button
October 30, 1662 (aged 10 years)

Death of a motherAnn Teagle
between February 4, 1662 and February 4, 1663 (aged 10 years)

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Button
after 1663 (aged 10 years)

Death of a sisterAbigail Button
April 1667 (aged 14 years)

Legal
presented for fornication
May 11, 1672 (aged 20 years)

Note: Miss Hannah Button was "presented for fornication" on 11 May 1672. Fornication was only c…

Miss Hannah Button was "presented for fornication" on 11 May 1672. Fornication was only considered a misdemeanor and not a felony. From what I have read, to be a fornicator in Puritan times was to have consensual sex with someone who is not your spouse. If the other person was married, it constituted adultery. Here is a really interesting article about Colonial Crimes and Punishments. We know Hannah lived to be at least 24 years of age because she is included in her father's will when he died in 1676. I haven't seen any other records. I've looked, too. I was hoping to find she got married and had a family, maybe even with her paramour. If there was an illegitimate child as a result of their crime, the man was compelled to pay child support. Since there is no record indicating who the man was, or that Hannah Button had a child, I assume they went their own ways.

Death of a fatherMatthias Peter Button Sr
August 13, 1672 (aged 20 years)
Death of a brotherDaniel Button
September 18, 1675 (aged 23 years)
Cause: Prince Philip War
Citation details: Page 108
Text:

List of Lothrop's Company killed at Bloody Brook includes Daniel Button of Newberry.

Citation details: Chapter Fourteen, "The God of Armies"
Text:

Captain Thomas Lathrop, sixty-five, was escorting seventy-nine evacuees from the town of Deerfield. They were about to ford a small stream when several of the soldiers laid their guns aside to gather some ripe autumn grapes. At that moment, hundreds of Indians burst out of the undergrowth. Fifty-seven English were killed, turning the brown waters of what was known as Muddy Brook bright red with gore. From then on, the stream was called Bloody Brook. For the Indians, it was an astonishingly easy triumph. "€œ[T]he heathen were wonderfully animated,"€ Increase Mather wrote, "€œsome of them triumphing and saying, that so great a slaughter was never known, and indeed in their wars one with another, the like hath rarely been heard of." But the fighting was not over yet.

Death 1676 (aged 23 years)

Note: She was included in her father's will so must have been alive when he died in 1676.
Family with parents
father
A ship similar to the Abigail
16071672
Birth: about 1607 49Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: August 13, 1672Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
mother
16301663
Birth: 1630Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: between February 4, 1662 and February 4, 1663
Marriage Marriagebetween 1648 and 1649
4 years
elder sister
16501690
Birth: between 1650 and 1651 44 21
Death: 1690Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
2 years
herself
16521676
Birth: May 11, 1652 45 22
Death: 1676
23 months
younger brother
Bloody Brook Mass Grave
16541675
Birth: April 10, 1654 47 24Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: September 18, 1675South Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA
2 years
younger sister
16561667
Birth: June 16, 1656 49 26
Death: April 1667
22 months
younger brother
1657/58 CE1725
Birth: March 17, 1657/58 CE (March 27, 1658) 51 28Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1725Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA
2 years
younger brother
16601727
Birth: July 17, 1660 53 30Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: between January 1, 1726 and December 31, 1727Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
23 months
younger sister
16621662
Birth: June 1, 1662 55 32
Death: October 30, 1662
Father’s family with Lettyce
father
A ship similar to the Abigail
16071672
Birth: about 1607 49Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: August 13, 1672Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
step-mother
15941639
Birth: 1594Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: before 1639Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage Marriage1632Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
2 months
half-sister
16321708
Birth: February 23, 1632 25 38Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1708Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
3 years
half-brother
1634
Baptism: between February 22, 1634 and February 22, 1635 28 41
Father’s family with Joane
father
A ship similar to the Abigail
16071672
Birth: about 1607 49Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: August 13, 1672Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
step-mother
Marriage Marriageabout 1639
Father’s family with Elizabeth Wheeler
father
A ship similar to the Abigail
16071672
Birth: about 1607 49Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death: August 13, 1672Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
step-mother
1690
Death: July 16, 1690Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage MarriageJune 9, 1663
7 months
half-sister
Legal

Miss Hannah Button was "presented for fornication" on 11 May 1672. Fornication was only considered a misdemeanor and not a felony. From what I have read, to be a fornicator in Puritan times was to have consensual sex with someone who is not your spouse. If the other person was married, it constituted adultery. Here is a really interesting article about Colonial Crimes and Punishments. We know Hannah lived to be at least 24 years of age because she is included in her father's will when he died in 1676. I haven't seen any other records. I've looked, too. I was hoping to find she got married and had a family, maybe even with her paramour. If there was an illegitimate child as a result of their crime, the man was compelled to pay child support. Since there is no record indicating who the man was, or that Hannah Button had a child, I assume they went their own ways.

Death

She was included in her father's will so must have been alive when he died in 1676.